Question about GE Profile PDW8000G Built-in Dishwasher
We just installed the dishwasher and some of the water stayed and will not drain out. Its just stagnant. HOw can I fix this problem Thank You.
Two possibilities if you're seeing something like this with a new machine: Something wrong with the way you've plumbed it in, or somthing wrong with the machine itself. If you don't provide some way for air to enter the house drain (just downstream of where the dishwasher hose goes into it), you are likely to get dirty water siphoning back into the machine after it has finished. The way to identify this is to open the door the instant you hear the drain pump stop at the end of the cycle. If the machine appears empty at first, but refills with dirty water over the next few seconds, then you've got it plumbed in wrong. If it stays full from the outset, it's much more likely to be a fault with the machine (which is best sorted out for free by the person who sold it to you). A.
Posted on May 13, 2007
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After a dishwasher is installed the hose rarely comes to mind - unless a problem occurs and a repair person comes out to inspect the job. If the hose was installed improperly, or if it is lying in a position that does not let it drain, stagnant water will create a bad smell. Examine the hose that is probably inside the kitchen cabinet beneath the sink. If the hose is lying in the bottom of the cabinet, it is probably full of water. A film begins to form inside the hose and the odor begins to grow. The next time the dishwasher is used, the stagnant water ends up on dishes, and in the meantime it can cause a bad smell inside of the dishwasher. Hang the hose at an angle on supports in the back of the cabinet. This alone might get rid of the bad smell inside the dishwasher.
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A dirty dishwasher seal can be a source of a bad smell. Before deciding the dishwasher needs to be replaced, check the seal - especially at the bottom. Old food and grime builds up in these areas and can cause a particularly bad smell. Clean it with a solution of diluted bleach and hot soapy water. One teaspoon of bleach for each quart of water is sufficient to kill germs and the odors they create.
NB I decided to add a little bit of vinegar to the machine after I unloaded it. Sure it would smell pretty strong for a while but then the smell would dissipate. Voila! For two weeks now my dishes have not smelled whatsoever.
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